Eating healthy while driving over the road can be a challenge. The stationary lifestyle that professional driving requires doesn’t promote healthy eating or physical fitness. A study from The Healthy Trucker listed obesity as one of the biggest health risks for drivers, with 73% of drivers being overweight and 50% being obese. A major way to fight this risk and to save money is to prepare your own meals instead of buying fast food while on the road.
Here are some options of foods you can prep before you leave and make while on the road with links to the recipes!
- Trail mix
- Hard boiled eggs
- Dried fruit
- Mixed nuts
The best way to eat healthy while driving over the road is to plan ahead and meal prep before you head out. Remember to opt for grilled foods over fried, have portion control, and avoid overeating. If you run out of food while over the road, opt out of eating fast food by making a stop at a grocery store and buying groceries to make meals for yourself. You can bring a crockpot, electric skillet, or a portable stove with you to help you make food while you are on the road. This portable slow cooking oven can heat your meals up for you as well.